I listened to the audio book of Naomi Klein’s Shock Doctrine last year & . With Haiti disaster I thought, right they’ll be in boots and all – no need to use the military, let nature do the killing for you. And sure enough, it seems the US is doing its best take over (even more) while the going is good. Some links follow.
“In addition to providing immediate humanitarian assistance, the U.S. response to the tragic earthquake in Haiti earthquake offers opportunities to re-shape Haiti’s long-dysfunctional government and economy as well as to improve the public image of the United States in the region.”
Naomi Klein Issues Haiti Disaster Capitalism Alert: Stop Them Before They Shock Again Klein-haiti Journalist and author Naomi Klein spoke in New York last night and addressed the crisis in Haiti: “We have to be absolutely clear that this tragedy—which is part natural, part unnatural—must, under no circumstances, be used to, one, further indebt Haiti and, two, to push through unpopular corporatist policies in the interest of our corporations. This is not conspiracy theory. They have done it again and again.”
America’s 210 years of superhuman cruelty toward Haiti continue without respite.
Read Adam Ramsay’s article on #Haiti on Left Foot Forward: http://bit.ly/8zGtc3